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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Nov. 5, 2007

Hundreds of high school art students taking advanced placement courses from all over the Dallas area came to Brookhaven College for two “Super Saturday” workshops in October. Deborah Moore, director of Advanced Placement Strategies, and Rick Maxwell and Lisa Ehrich, art professors at Brookhaven College , brought together more than 200 students from Mesquite to Coppell, for two weekends in October for this first-time event. Art professors Natalie Macellaio, Don Taylor, Chong Chu, Du Chau, David Newman, and Chancellor Rodriguez Page and Kandice Davis conducted workshops in painting, drawing, printmaking, digital photography and small metals. Cynthia Mills, art history professor, gave tours of the galleries. Moore thanked the professors for the amazing job in conducting the workshops and complimented them for the great recruiting event and community service.

Students and employees from Brookhaven College ’s Geology Department supported the North Texas Earth Science Fair at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute. Event organizers sent a special thank-you message to the students and Geology Department employees for exceptional support. A variety of vendors also attended, including the Dallas Zoo’s Nature Exchange, which showcased fossils, crystals, minerals and rocks and demonstrations of skills such as flint knapping, which is the process of making stone tools. The overall attendance increased by approximately 20 percent with several scout troops taking advantage of the free arrowheads for scouts in uniform.

Marilyn Kolesar-Lynch, associate vice president for career and program resources, and Joy Bailey, program director for workforce and continuing education, attended the National Council for Workforce Education in Savannah , Ga. The theme for the October 27-30 conference was “Workforce Education: Moving from Good to Great.” Programs focused on understanding best practices for workforce education and facing the challenges of workforce preparation in a changing global marketplace.




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